SOAS University of London

School of Law

Ms Antonia Mulvey

BA in History (University of Sussex and Amsterdam), MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights (University of London), PG Diploma and LPC (College of Law, London)


Antonia Mulvey
Ms Antonia Mulvey
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Thesis title:
International Justice: Solution or Obstacles to Peace in Housing, Land and Property Conflicts
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Year of Entry 2016
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Antonia is currently the Senior Justice Expert for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) based in New York.  She has extensive experience establishing and heading justice programmes for the UN and INGOs in the Sudan, Somalia and the occupied Palestinian territory and has worked for UNHCR in Washington DC.  Antonia practised criminal law in London with Jones and Allen law firm in London.

PhD Research

Antonia's PhD will review housing, land and property (HLP) issues as either a trigger to conflict or an obstacle to peace. Whilst the international community increasingly recognizes that HLP issues are often triggers to conflict and obstacles to peace, holding those accountable for violations of HLP rights has not received increased attention.  Her PhD will consider why that is the case and what benefit might arise from increased use of international justice mechanisms to resolve HLP disputes.  It will look at the relation between international and domestic justice mechanisms and to what extent can and should domestic legal systems be internationalized.  It will also look to which extent there should be linkages between security-sector reform and HLP reform, and whether these linkages could contribute towards the stabilization of states.  Case studies of Sudan, the occupied Palestinian territory and Afghanistan will be explored.


"Challenges Faced by Legal Practitioners on housing, land and property cases". Published by Birzet University as part of the International Law Conference, Ramallah. 2010

"Intimidation in Turkey: Human Rights Activists, Lawyers and Politicians". Published by Kurdish Human Rights Project, 1999.

"Policing Human Rights Abuses in Turkey". Published by the Kurdish Human Rights Project, 1999.


Birzet University International Law Conference 2010.


Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School.  

Criminal Justice Expert for the European Union Security Sector Reform Section, a Justice Expert for DFID and the UN Bureau of Conflict Prevention.  

Member of the UK Law Society.